The September 2018 Kinder Museletter

I can’t believe the fall equinox has already arrived . . . And yes, it’s been a while since the last “Museletter” . . . Here’s to finishing up 2018 with a completed manuscript (or two), a new agent (if you’re going that route), several publishing credits – and yes, SALES, SALES, AND MORE SALES!
Would love to post a guest article from one of you! This can be a reprint as well as something that you just want to share! Please send it to me at Thank you ahead of time!


Alban Lake Publishing wants to help you write your novel during NANOWRIMO!

Two of our editors will help to guide you through the process of writing your novel. We’ll provide a space to write once a week as a group, individual meetings to go over your stories, and help by email during the NANOWRIMO.

For a one-time entrance fee of $98, each entrant will receive:

  • A bag of things to get you started, including a gift certificate for time with Terrie Leigh Relf, writing coach
  • Free access to four group meetings, where snacks and beverages will be provided
  • One individual meeting during October to get a start on things
  • Up to four individual meetings during NANOWRIMO, held in central Iowa
  • Help over email at any time

In addition, all participants have a chance of their book being published through Alban Lake. Everyone who finishes their novel by the end of NANOWRIMO will receive help editing their book.

Sign up is open from April 1st to September 30th. There are only 100 slots available, so sign up today!

*Meetings can be held in person, over the phone, through Skype, any way that you are comfortable with. There will be a group chat over Skype at each group meeting for those who can’t make it in person.

You can sign up by sending an email to or by purchase through our bookstore at

I’m so excited that Tales from the Moonlit Path has returned! Some of you may remember that I was the poetry editor there for several years, and I may have accepted a poem or two from you! That said, I was invited to return as poetry editor! While the site is still in-process, submissions are being accepted. The first issue will be released in time for Halloween!

Looking forward to reading your work!


Have you been searching for a supportive group of fellow writers? Look no further than my weekly coaching call! These complimentary sessions are one part accountability, one part motivation, one part networking, one part brainstorming, one part . . .

Needless to say, each call is unique and focuses on a variety of writerly issues – including drabbles! (And yes, most of the group’s participants are members of the Alban Lake Publishing community.)

Over the years, we have become a very close community of writers, editors, and such sharing our personal journeys, processes, and other aspects of our lives as they relate to our creative process  . . . Given this, we would love to have you join us. That said, in order to be on the call, you need to touch bases with YT first to ensure that you understand our universe and will adhere to the Boortean Honor code!

Here are the particulars:

WHO: Poets, fiction writers, non-fiction writers, indie publishers et al.

WHAT: Complimentary* weekly coaching calls for writers with YT, a professional writer, editor, and writing coach as well as a certified Master NLP & Hypnotherapy Integrative Life Coach.

WHEN: Every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (PDT).

HOW: Just contact me via email – or my website – for the sign-in details!

(*While this call is currently complimentary, I may be changing a small fee after the first of the year. If you’re so inclined, donations are always appreciated.)


Here are the usual particulars . . .WHO: Published and yet-to-be-published writers, poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, editors, copywriters, and content providers, indie publishers et al. Whether you’re a local OBcean, live in San Diego at large, or are “just visiting” the area, you are welcome to join us.

WHAT: The Ocean Beach Writers Networking Group.

WHERETe Mana Cafe  on Voltaire, between Cable and Bacon in Ocean Beach.

WHEN: Each and every Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (weather conditions willing).

WHY: To connect, share resources, referrals – and more!

HOW: Just walk, drive, or carpool down to Te Mana Cafe!

Please be sure to thank Te Mana’s owners, Marguerite and Jason, for welcoming us. Check out their awesome menu, excellent coffee, beer-on-tap, decadent Mimosas – and more! Show your appreciation for the inimitable, cheerful and dedicated staff by tipping often and generously.

To receive the weekly OBWNG reminder notice, please complete the contact form below or email me at

Looking forward to connecting with you!

P.S. If you’re joining us for the first time and are unable to locate the group, please ask inside. We usually sit in the front patio area, and plan to have a table sign soon.

Currently, there are 64 interview available with your fellow writers! If you haven’t read the more recently posted ones, please visit here. If you would like to be interviewed for this series, just fill out the comment box or email me.

I would love to post your accolades here! Just send them to me at Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something to read (or gift to a fellow reader/writer), just Google all of the authors I interviewed for my“Day in the Life” series and visit Infinite Realms Bookstore!  Just in case you haven’t read my latest book, Sisterhood of the Blood Moon, you can purchase it from my bookstore page.

Whether you shop for holiday and birthday gifts early or at the last minute, subscription boxes are one of those gifts that will keep on giving. Check out the wide variety of themes – including surprises – at the  Infinite Realm Bookstore’s Cratejoy subscription box site. 


M. R. Hill Publishing, a sole proprietorship owned by national award-winning author Martin Roy Hill, offers a wide variety of editorial services to writers, including developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, publishing advice/consultation, and book proposal drafting. Martin’s editorial experience includes publication in numerous national and international periodicals, and more than 30 years editing books, newspapers, magazines, and technical publications. Visit for more information.

Larry M. Edwards is an award-winning author, editor, journalist; freelance book editor (copy, line, content, and developmental editing); workshop leader; publishing consultant. Editor of The Journey: Learning to Live with Violent Death (2015); editor of What the Private Saw The Civil War Letters & Diaries of Oney F. Sweet (2015); editor of the Benjamin Franklin award-winning, Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources (2014). Author of the award-winning best-seller, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss(2013), as well as Official Netscape Internet Business Starter Kit (1998) and Food & Provisions of the Mountain Man (2003, 2017). Thousands of newspaper and magazine articles published since 1983. Winner of San Diego Books Awards (2012, 2014, 2017), and won Best of Show honors from the San Diego Press Club in 1994, 1997, 2004, and 2005, as well as numerous first-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and San Diego Press Club. Judge for San Diego Book Awards since 2005. Current projects include editing fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, and helping authors get their books published. When he finds the time, he works on a historical novel (untitled) of the American frontier, as well as a number of short stories in various stages of completion. Outside of writing and editing, Edwards plays the fiddle in old-time music and bluegrass bands, and is an avid bird photographer.


YT, Terrie Leigh Relf, as you know, has worn, and continues to wear, a variety of hats – and scarves! In addition to being a published author, content provider, editor, and writing coach, I also work at National University as an English Instructor. Please visit my writers hub website here and my business website here for more information.

Until next time,
Terrie Leigh Relf
Your Kinder Muse

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